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UnionPay International opens up 18 APIs to global developers

Cai Jianbo, chief executive officer, UPI

UnionPay International (UPI) has launched UPI Developer, an open platform that gives global developers access to 18 of its cross-border mobile internet payment products and services including QR code payment and Token.

Users can integrate UnionPay’s technical services into their products through the API enabling more payment options for cardholders.

“With the development of innovative payment technology and commercial applications, UPI is accelerating building up its innovative payment technology and service capacity, and promoting the digitalization of its card-based business, to support the development of mobile payments,” said Cai Jianbo, chief executive officer, UPI.

UnionPay’s mobile app and QR code payment are accepted in 43 countries and regions outside the Chinese Mainland. Its service platforms such as UnionPay International Mobile Payment Service (UMPS) and TSP provide the support to carry out mobile payment services.

Along with giving open access to 18 of its APIs to developers, UPI is also providing a combination of multiple APIs to provide partners with one-stop payment solutions, assisting them in both product developing and commercial application. Services like technical documentation, technical guidance and product testing and certification are included too.

With this launch, UPI aims to expand the scope of its technical service clients to benefit issuers, acquirers, merchants, software developers and mobile phone operators among other partners.

Going ahead, UPI plans to launch Technical Partner Program that will enable access to technical services by online registration and application. It will also help to promote the application to localized payment scenarios.

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